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PSY/460

Social Science

ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

Online

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$1,194

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Course level: Undergraduate

In this course students will learn about the interaction between people and their environments; how our behavior affects our environment, and how that environment, in turn, influences our own behavior. An emphasis will be placed on developing behavioral solutions for environmental problems.

Prerequisites

Required materials

The materials required for this course are covered in your resource fees.

Please Note: Attendance and participation are mandatory in all University courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy in the Catalog for more information.

University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses. While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

  • Define the discipline of environmental psychology.
  • Explain how the natural environment can affect health.
  • Explore the benefits of restorative environments.
  • Discuss reactions associated with person-environment relationships.

  • Examine environmental risks.
  • Evaluate the concept of risk perception.
  • Analyze the effects of population density on individuals.
  • Examine the effects of noise as an environmental pollutant.
  • Analyze the concepts of personal space and territorialism.

  • Evaluate how architecture impacts behavior.
  • Examine the psychological associations related to commercial or residential design.
  • Explain the importance of nature in relation to the urban environment.

  • Explain how environmental cues shape behavior.
  • Evaluate how behavior can be modified to support sustainability and limit negative environmental impact.
  • Describe how social norms influence behavior and beliefs about the environment.
  • Identify solutions to change behavior and habits in order to lessen negative environmental impact.

  • Analyze the importance of sustainable development.
  • Evaluate strategies for promoting positive environmental behavior.
  • Explain how positive and negative consequences can increase pro-environmental behavior.
  • Describe the positives and negatives of technological advances on the environment.
  • Assess the influence of environmental policies.

Why UOPX

Why take courses at University of Phoenix

Accreditation that matters

We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org) for more than 40 years.

Real-world instructors

Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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The University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses. Although our continuing teacher education courses are accepted by some state agencies in the United States toward teacher certifications and endorsements, this may not be the case in all states or foreign jurisdictions. If you plan to use courses for certification or endorsement, please check with your own state agency and your school district for applicability. Continuing teacher education courses are not eligible to apply to degree programs at University of Phoenix. These courses are not eligible for federal financial aid. Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice. While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative. If you have a question contact us at (866) 354-1800.